Only good work

A year ago when my tango school started taking it off I realised that in creative endeavors what matters the most is the quality of the work. I know. It’s so obvious. But bear with me… In performing arts, you really need to hustle to get a project off the ground. So up until then, […]

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Did you say immigration? How a thirst for adventure turned into a star-rated play

I’ve always wanted to travel the world. Throughout high school and my first 3 years at uni in a small French town, I was impatiently waiting for the moment I could step on a plane and discover the world. And once I started, I never looked back. But not as a traveler, no. I had no […]

A spiritual writing process

I am starting to believe in God Or at least in some sort of spiritual Helper. Because recently I’ve found that by putting my writing into the hands of a spiritual guide, it’s flowing. I used to have to push through the words and sit through hours of blocks. As Elizabeth Gilbert says: be the […]

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rekindling that relationship

This time last year I decided I was going to write a play and put it up at the Edinburgh festival. I had a vague idea of what I’d like it to be about, wrote a 4-line paragraph about it, sent it to a venue and got accepted. Yes, it was that easy. Up until […]

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The Very First play

True, it wasn’t the Very First One. The Very First One was in the South of France when I was 8 – and with a dozen of cousins we’d prepared a succession of acts, walking the adults from the swimming pool (choreographed jumps and dives!) to the living room (dancing-worm rendition by my 5-year-old little […]

Behind Our Skin

Being Part of Amnesty International Freedom Of Expression Awards

Last August my show, Behind Our Skin, was selected for the Amnesty International Freedom Of Expression Awards. It was my first time encountering this award, but I was fascinated by the great work they do in bringing forward plays with a political theme. Behind Our Skin is about 2 immigrant women living in the UK and […]

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From words to play – how to bring a play to life?

How do you turn words on a page into a vivid, mesmerizing piece of performance? What do you do when the play is so strange and complex that you do not know where to start? And how about when the play itself is not written…? When it is just the germ of an idea, not […]